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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Effect of Different Polishing Agents on Surface Finish and Hardness of Denture Base Acrylic Resins: A Comparative Study

S Srividya, Chandrasekharan K Nair, Jayakar Shetty

Citation Information : Srividya S, Nair CK, Shetty J. Effect of Different Polishing Agents on Surface Finish and Hardness of Denture Base Acrylic Resins: A Comparative Study. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2011; 1 (1):7-11.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1002

Published Online: 01-06-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Abstract

Polished dentures obtained from the laboratory require adjustment during insertion. A smooth surface on acrylic resin can be obtained using a chairside protocol for polishing using silicone polishing agents and polishing media. The aim of this paper is to study the effect of three different polishing agents-pumice, universal polishing paste and Brite-O on the surface finish and hardness of two types of denture base acrylic resins-auto polymerizing and heat-activated acrylic resin materials.


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